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armistice day. it commemorates the end of world war i. i call my children by the wrong names all the time, as well. paul callan, an danny, nice to have you both. it's been great to have you with us. suzanne malveaux along with michael holmes will take over the reins right now with "around the world." >> this is really, really like bad, worse than hell. worse than hell. >> the desperate calls for help after one of the strongest storms in history wipes with away entire towns. >> as many as 10,000 people are feared dead. survivors now desperately searching through the wreckage looking for their loved ones. >> plus the danger continues. another storm is heading to the philippines. how it will impact the recovery ahead. welcome to around the world. i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm michael holmes. thanks for your company. we'd like to welcome our viewers
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both here in the united states and around the world, as well. >> it is so disturbing. decomposing bodies are literally everywhere. destruction stretching across towns and villages on i land after island all in the philippines. desperation and despair is now setting in those communities. >> people struggling to grasp the enormity of the devastation left by hiaiyan. have a look at this. >> oh, my god. >> unbelievable pictures. authorities now estimate as many as 10,000 people were killed killed in the powerful typhoon. the official toll stands at 942.
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today it the philippine president declared a state of national calamity. >> as you heard, worse than hell is how one survivor describes the situations in in the philippines. the damage quite simply is c catastroph catastrophic. >> andrew stephens was in the path of the storm. he's done incredible reporting from the city of tacloban. he was in a hotel and helped rescue a family. here's his dramatic account. >> this is what the of center of a typhoon looks like, winds slamming into a city. a white haze of screaming noise smashing windows, tearing metal, water and flying debris. just minutes after we had he finished our line of shots telling headquarters we were moving to safer ground, the
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camera man brad shot this in the place we just left. >> okay, guys. i think we can wrap it up. >> as the destruction there continued, a floor below terrified residents huddled together finding protection against the flying spray and mind numbing noise, some praying for their safety. we're sheltering in the corridor. it's a relatively secure area i think where we are is a very substantial hotel. we are away from windows. but all around us, you hear the sounds of windows breaking and large objects crashing to the floor. and under foot, it is now just eight deluge. if you look behind me, i don't know if you can see it, the staircase behind me is now basically a water fall.
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>> and then a torrent of blackwater began pouring into the hotel. the storm surge had begun. >> go upstairs. >> within a few minutes, it was a ground floor window level. a panicked family now trapped in their roop smashed the window and screamed for help. we managed to get the mother across to safety using a foam mattress and it immediately became clear the cause of her panic. their daughter was severely disabled. storm chaser josh and i went back across to get the terrified girl to safety. and cnn producer tim schwartz helped rescue the rest of the family. the waters only rose a little higher. the height of the storm, in fact, had passed. two hours later, the winds had lost their lethal strength. our live position was a ruined shell. but as we walks outside, it was immediately clear that so much
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of the city had suffered so much more than we had. and even four days after that storm struck, we still don't have a clear understanding, any real understanding at all, michael and suzanne, just how widespread this damage is, how many towns, how many villages have been hit like tacloban, and the fact that we haven't heard from them means they're not getting any sort of support at all. these are going to be the critical issues in the coming days. michael, suzanne? >> and we also know there is no electricity. there's no food, there's no water for tens of thousands of those storm survivors. you can add to this homes that are simply obliterated washed away. hospitals who are now overrun with patients, and want to go live to the philippine capital of ma anyone la. >> cristy stout has been there reporting, as well. something we were discussing on international earlier, one of the difficulties here is the philippines is dozens and dozens of islands, there's a lot of
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remote islands that rescuers have not seen yet. they've got no idea how bad this is at the moment, is that right? >> reporter: that's absolutely true. now, my colleague, ivan watson had an opportunity to fly with the civil aviation authority here in the philippines to have a look at the entire area of devastation, the entire storm zone. if there could be a little bit of good news, there was a lot of concern about the western region of the eastern va sigh yas part of the philippines, concerned there would be many people in need there. it turns out that that area not as hard hit as many people feared so the focus of the relief operation is definitely on sumar province and tacloban sti. it is 1:00 a.m. in the morning here and there are no inflights going into tacloban city because there is no power to light up the runways so pilots cannot i'vely land and bring badly
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needed relief there. that might change very soon. u.s. marines arrived on monday bringing c-130 aircraft with them. aid, as well as a plan to make the airport there operational on a 24-hour basis. even at this time of night, 1:00 a.m. in the morning, the aid can keep coming in. also on monday, the philippines sent in special forces providing aid and also to provide law and order because there are a lot of concerns about security and lawlessness there. when you talk to survivors and this is an account i'm hearing from pal la hancocks and andrew stephens on the ground in tacloban city, they are increasingly frustrated and say what they are experiencing is worse than hell. doctors say they can't go on because they don't have the supplies that they need. let's keep in mind, this storm made landfall on friday. it is now almost four days since the storm made landfall. so this community, entire
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population, they have been closed off from the rest of the world for four days now. they need food, water, they need medicine, they need shelter and they can't wait any longer. back to you. >> and christie, i imagine, as well, it's estimated 10,000 people might have the perished because of this. the official count much, much lower. as you mentioned, an is they found more people who have been isolated for four days, that that number could get much, much bigger. >> reporter: that's right. there are concerns that that number can get much bigger. look at the lay of the land alone. the population of taco ban city is about 220,000. an interior minister said about 1 million people were living in low lying areas of the storm zone. so the potential for devastation among the population there is very, very high. but at the moment, what we're hearing is this. the philippine government is saying over 600,000 people displaced. according to the philippine
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armed forces, they're saying the death toll right now is over 900. but the red cross of the philippines say they fear 10,000 across the entire storm zone. back to you. >> thank you so much. just to get a sense how desperate people are in need of help here, you see this man here painting a message on a basketball court in the hard hit city we have been hearing about all morning, are it reads help, s.o.s., we need food. >> dazed survivors wandering the streets having to scavenge for food, water or medicine. relief workers still struggling to reach a lot of people. look at the ship tossed up by the storm surge, which was huge. a lot of people didn't expect the storm surge to be that bad. 600,000 people at least displaced by the storm. i saw a figure earlier that some 4 million children have been impacted in some way by this.
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of course, one the of the risks with a storm like this and you get water sources that are compromised and disease is a big fear for a lot of the rescue workers there. >> that's why they expect the death toll will increase. just to give you an idea how powerful this typhoon was, haiyan, watch this. many experts believe that the typhoon haiyan could be the strongest tropical cyclone to ever make landfall in recorded history. it was 3.5 times more forceful than hurricane katrina, which was a category 33 hurricane, superstorm sandy's winds stretched a further distance but were only half as powerful. >> in fact, the winds from typhoon haiyan were stronger from those from hurricane sandy and katrina combined to give you a sense how big this was. after slamming into the
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philippines, haiyan was downgraded to a tropical storm but then headed to vietnam. it is now weakening over southern china. >> let's bring in chad meyers from the weather center to look where the storm is now. where is it heading, where did it land and what do we expect next? >> it went over hanoi into south china and it's just about done. there is an more moisture and warm water where this storm came from and another storm is trying to develop on this storm's heels. november 6th, all of a sudden this storm becomes a monster, 195 gusting to 235, rolls right through the islands there. kind of turns to the right. we thought it would make land fal in vietnam. missed it all together. there it is right now where the rain showers and a little bit of flooding taking place right now. there's still convection but not like it was. this is now five days from where it actually made landfall. >> six dead in vietnam despite
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is not hitting direct as you said. a hugely deadly storm. tell us what's following up now. it's obviously not as big. but there's rain. >> it's not as big but it still has the potential to do a lot of damage with wind, even 45 miles per hour. you look at all the sticks and stone that are everywhere. a 45-mile-per-hour wind gust can pick up plywood, the corrugated sheet and throw that around even though it's not anything like this. the biggest storm that caused the most damage ever was typhoon thelma, 1991. killed between 5,100 and 8,000 people. they don't know how many people it killed. this could be the aim idea where we think we'll get a number like 2001. there could be a range of thousands of people because there are so many people still missing in remote villages. we haven't talked about all these other big towns, 20,000, 30,000 people in these big
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towns. that's why we're talking about tacloban because we can get there. >> dozens of islands the rescuers haven't gotten to yet. chad, thanks so much. on this many hour of "around the world", we're talking about no food, shelter or electricity. that is the reality for many who survived the typhoon. now people are desperately looking for aid. >> plus, a sign of hope amid all this devastation. look at that, that baby was born at tacloban airport in a makeshift hospital. a ray of hope perhaps. we'll be right back. twins. i didn't see them coming.
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aid is just beginning to arrive in the hardest hit areas of the philippines slammed by that typhoon haiyan. american c-130 military planes started to touch down at the tacloban airport today. >> desperately needed. those planes were not able to come till three days after the storm because the runways had to be cleared. and actually as night falls they're not able to operate because the lights aren't working on the runway. the u.s. military is going to take over airport operations and set up up radar and lighting so that the airport can operate 24/7 going forward. >> the real problem trying to get all the aid you see there to the people who are absolutely desperate at this point. the airport is nine miles from the city center. many roads still clogged with huge chunks of debris, fallen power lines from the storm. it is a very dangerous
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situation. more than 600,000 people have been displaced by the storm. they are desperate at this point. >> just imagine hundreds of thousands of people, look at this, look at that devastation. many of the people used to live in those structures and now are wandering the streets. many having to sca veg for food because the storm wiped out their homes. everything else. listen to how one victim described the situation. >> get international help to come here now. not tomorrow, now. this is really, really like bad, bad, worse than hell. worse than hell. >> and the international red cross says it is realistic to estimate 10,000 people may have been killed in the storm, and they're saying that about one district actually. right now, the official death toll is 942. that's the official toll. as we say, rescuers haven't even reached entire towns, islands
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believed absolutely leveled by the typhoon. >> joining us now to talk how victims are coping with all of this, it is hard to imagine how, with the aid group care. you see that woman. you hear the desperation in her voice. she is at her breaking point here. and you've got many, many people who i imagine are at that point. how do you help them? what is the most important thing at this moment for them? >> at this moment, the main needs that they are trying to -- we are expressing are emergency food, water and shelters as well as medicines. a lot of communities have not been reached yet. we have teams in the field and they're on the ground doing needs assessment and they haven't been to their communities and it's completely deb stated. >> still no idea really of the
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extent of this four days on. one of the things that must be concerning aid groups and we saw in the video there, bodies literally lying in the street. no way of burying them at the moment. a lot of them under the rubble. that raises the prospect of disease, of course. not to mention tainted water supplies, wells and the like. what do you do about that? how urgent is that side of things? >> it's very urgent. people have been running out of food stocks and water. for now, they're able to -- they are able to utilize the potable water, whatever it's left in their homes and communities. and they are saying that they do not know after a couple of days, they do not know where they would get food, where they would get water and they would have to resort to fetching water everywhere wells, from springs
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that are unsafe. and you are correct. there are many bodies, perhaps lying on the ground. there's really a need for mass casualty management because it will be a health hazard for the survivors. >> and we know that hundreds of thousands of people were actually able to escape typhoon. you've got to imagine they're probabliable in dire straits too because they don't have a home to come back to. it looks like pretty much what they left behind is destroyed. who is taking care of them? >> for now, some of the people are in evacuation centers, but unfortunately, even the evacuation centers designated to them have been destroyed by the typhoon. our colleagues on the ground are saying that people are really trying hard to start rebuilding their homes, getting from debris
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whatever's left, whatever they can -- they can use, what they can get their hands on. >> thank you. >> so people are trying to survive, yes. >> miss talavara thank you so much for what you do. it is just so important. you can only imagine, these are the times when people help people, when it really matters. >> a lot of aid groups working there. you can check out a lot of what's going on on our website, cnn.com/impact. a lot of these aid groups listed there have been vetted by cnn. you know anything you give will be going to a good cause. of course, in cases like this, what these groups need is cash. nothing else. they just need the money to make it happen, get the goods there. >> if you can do anything, please help. families around the world are now searching for loved ones. the devastation is so bad that authorities don't even know how
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many are missing. >> up next, we'll hear from one family searching online for any sign of their sister. social media playing a role in tracking people down. we'll have that when we come back.
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typhoon haiyan knocked out power and communications across the philippines making the search for loved ones very
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difficult and trying. many family members living outside the are feeling helpless. calls, texts, e-mails are all unanswered. >> google is helping to make some of those connections a little easier with its person finder. they set up a similar online tool after the devastating earthquake in haiti. this, would in a similar way. meanwhile, others are turning to social media web sites like facebook and twitter posting pictures of missing loved ones. steve knee lamb talks with one family hoping the internet will help them locate their half sister. >> it's sickening. >> since the typhoon hit it, nino and his sister marie have been looking for any sign that hair half sister is alive. >> i want it to be daylight over there so at least we get more progress. we get more news. >> the family believes she rode
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out the storm with her job, customer service just south of hard hit hit tack chlo pan. instead of heading back to her home. >> she commutes every day but this particular day, she decided to stay there because of the bad weather. the last text message we got from her is just her asking if her mom is okaying. >> for nino, the pictures of the aftermath of the typhoon hit home. >> i studied at that the city of tacloban. and looking at the is and the people there, i could see myself in that place. i could see my half sister in that place. it's very personal. >> reporter: perhaps the strongest tropical cyclone in recorded history, typhoon haiyan slam add the philippines with a force 3 1/2 times stronger than hurricane katrina in 2005. that unnerves nino who is
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constantly swapping with her brother. he's safe in manila. >> construction is strong but it has only a ground floor, and it's really close to the water. >> des vite the high number of people that may have died, he remains optimistic. >> how is the hope level within your family? >> it's high. we believe in divine intervention and we believe that she made it. >> stephanie elam, cnn, los angeles. to some other stories now making news around the world and the u.n.'s nuclear watchdog agency and iran just announced what they're calling a framework for cooperation. the joint announcement comes one day after the talks between the iranian government and six world powers, those geneva talks. britain's foreign secretary says there will be no letup in sanctions on iran till a deal is reached on its nuclear program.
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that's something john kerry is also saying. >> no agreement has been reached about the end game here. that's the subject of the negotiation. the sanctions were put in place in order to bring about a negotiation. >> israel's prime minister meanwhile said the proposed agreement was a bad deal for peace. well, here in the united states, it is veterans day. americans honoring the more than 21 million living veterans in this country, november 11 marking the anniversary of the end of world war i. for viewers in europe, of course, you are commemorating this day as armistice day. this morning president obama laid a wreath at the arlington national cemetery. the president and first lady held a breakfast at the white house to honor veterans and their families.
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the president of the philippines has declared a state of national calamity. this it is just days after his country was slammed by one of the strongest storms ever, ever recorde recorded. >> authorities estimate as many as 10,000 people were killed in friday's super typhoon haiyan, although the official death toll stands at 942. today, countless survivors are just going through the splintered wreckage of their homes sifting through it searching for loved ones who might be buried beneath. others, they are simply scrambling to find food and water in areas that are littered with dead bodies.
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>> by any definition, this is catastrophic devastation. people now struggling to grasp the enormity of what they have been through, what they have lost and the challenges they now face. anna coren takes us to a remote area particularly hard hit. >> above the vast blue sea that separates thousands of islands that make up the philippines, a rescue mission is under way. we're traveling with the military to a remote group of islands devastated by super typhoon haiyan yet to be reached by authorities. from the air we can see the carnage, home after home, village after village, nowhere has been spared. on the ground, lie the injured with broken bones and interm bleeding. they've been waiting for days for a medical evacuation. >> we haven't seen anything like this before. i thought i'd only see this on television. >> there's a real sense of
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desperation here on the ground. the focus is obviously on the sick and injured and getting them to safety, the people of this hard hit island need food and fresh water. they've been without it for days. despite an assurances from the government, it is yet to arrive. the problem facing authorities is logistics, getting the supplies to these hard hit and remote areas and to the people who need it. this airfield in sa cebu has become the staging ground for the relief operation. c-1309 hercules fly in survivors shell shocked from what they've lived through. >> i cannot see anything yet. i'm in shock. i'm so sorry. >> a lot of people are dead. our friends are dead. some of our family members are dead. it's really devastating. >> as the death toll grows by the day, families here desperately wait for news of loved ones. >> i am the only survivor of the family and i want to know them
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if they are still an. >> having had no contact since the typhoon hit, many say hope is all they can hold on to, anna coren, cebu, the philippines. >> people watching the levels rise hoping the water wouldn't get too close to their homes, one i-reporter will tell us what that harrowing experience was like. coming up next. to all the veterans... no longer in uniform, but still serving... on the job and in our communities... whose dedication and commitment to excellence continues... in every mission, whatever it may be... affecting our lives every day... for your continued service, we salute you. this message of appreciation
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a tornado just passed us, and the tornado lasted for four hours. hotel was just crumbling. you know? i mean at first it was the ceilings that went off. and then the roofs just started to fly in all directions. and then the water just started coming. >> can you imagine? those scenes of devastation we've been seeing from the philippines are indeed shocking and heartbreaking and for people who live there, very difficult to imagine what they've gone through. >> this one man watched a river near his home rise and rise and rise. i-reporter mark snapped some of the pictures of muddy waters rushing by cebu and joining us now by phone. first of all, tell us, what are you seeing where you are? days after. just extraordinary pictures of
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flooding. >> basically i was at home, and the moment that the radio announcer was telling that the river near our village is overflowing, we immediately went out of our house and checked how's the river, and it was really overflowing. the trees beside it was like they're already gone. and it was just horrible. the wind was so strong. the rain was so strong. there's like a big reservoir at the top part of the river. and it's what makes us very frightened because the more rain had come, the more water will overflow, and our vil will be wiped out if that will be happening just horrible. >> markey have to ask you this. i know so many people there lost their lives.
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how did you survive this? >> we survived because probably there are things that are coming in -- i mean, the typhoon was coming and then we were just prepared for it. and it's just so unfortunate that there are some places in our country that how prepared they were, but and the safest place that they were able to be evacuate but still, they were adrift of the typhoon. i mean and that's just so sad. >> and mark, we've seen the damage in tacloban. and cebu is also a place that was pretty hard hit. what is it like there now? are people getting the help that they need? and what is the damage like in cebu? >> well, right now, the relief
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effort is on its way. one of the problems really right now is the transportation since we are a group of islands and reaching one island to the other is really one of the hardest things. and what makes it really worse is that even land you cannot reach in those areas because there are debris around. there are airports but runways are not working. debris is around. so it's just so hard to reach in those areas but the government right now are working very hard to reach in those areas. a lot of government organizations are also helping. and we need help right now and i'm appealing to the world. if you know, to help my fellow countrymen and if you know, my voice will be the only thing to help them, then i'm appealing to the world right now. they need like food, water, medicine and most of all, we
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need everybody's prayers. >> yeah. mark, thanks so much. mark there in cebu. and you know, a lot of people talk about the four days later they still don't have the this critical aid. they knew the storm was coming. why is it taking so long? gettin from island to island to island, no roads, no airports, it's tough to get that stuff around. >> i covered hurricane katrina and it was devastating. you look at this, something of a magnitude you cannot believe. you can't get your head wrapped around this. we wish mark the very best. he says it's his voice. his voice getting to the rest of the world to seek food and shelter. if you're one of those people who can actually help the folks in the philippines impacted by the storm, we want you to check out the website here. see how you can lend a hand. we can all make a difference here. cnn.com/impact. >> amid the chaos, a moment of
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a little bit of a hopeful story now in the midst of all that misery brought by super typhoon haiyan. that baby born in a makeshift hospital at the decimated tacloban airport. >> so does a little infant survive during such a tragedy? communication is limited. clean facilities are hard to find. medication is sparse. we bring in senior medical correspondent elizabeth iz cohen to talk about what are the chances for the little baby's survival? >> it's interesting. i think we would probably think that the birth would be the big challenge. in fact, many of the challengeses lie ahead after the birth. for the birth, you need a safe place to give birth basically. but afterwards, you need clean
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water for that mom. so that that mom will survive and so that that mom can breastfeed her baby because once that baby gets dirty water, you run into a situation where the baby could become dohi demonstrated 37 that's what he devastates babies in these situations. >> disease a huge risk at the moment with the water being tainted and bodies in the street. the story you did in haiti is sort of a parallel. tell us about that. >> it speaks to how strong we are as a spies. a 2-month-old baby was separated from her parents and stuck in the rubble. she survived for four days without any hydration at all, no water, no nothing. four days alone in the rubble, this tiny baby. we're meant to be tough as a spies. the spies has 0 to continue. but again it's that dirt water that is often the culprit and that often kills babies who survive these tragedies. they survive the initial hit but it's often the dirty water that kills hem them later. >> do you think we're going to
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see more bad news that people are not going to be able to sustain this over a long period of time? we're just days into this now. i madge this is going to go on for weeks and months before their lives can be any semblance of normalcy. >> unfortunately, i do think the death toll will rise. it's because of this clean water. if you don't have access to clean water, you get these horrible diarrheal illnesses which are specially devastating for small babies and you get stagnant dirty water. mosquitoes breed in that and they spread diseases. i do think it could get worse before it gets better. >> a lot of people getting cuts and getting infects. four days later, all these people have had no fresh water. it's just terrible. >> what's the best thing we need to do? what's the most important thing looking from the outside in? >> i think it's probably giving to agencies trying to get in
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therein an help these people get clean water and more sanitarien cans. >> money. that's what they need. all right, elizabeth, good to see you. elizabeth cohen there. we're going to continue our coverage of typhoon haiyan. also this. >> bottled water, shampoo, body lotion, all banned from your carry-on luggage of course, in. the u.s. you have more -- if you have more than 3.4 ounces of each, but could they be allowed on flights in europe? >> london steps towards lifting the ban on liquids. that will complicate things, won't it? won't it? it it will. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com for the times you need to double-check the temperature on the thermometer, be ready. for high fever, nothing works faster or lasts longer. be ready with children's motrin. or lasts longer. i started part-time, now i'm a manager.n. my employer matches my charitable giving. really. i get bonuses even working part-time. where i work, over 400 people are promoted every day.
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if you travel, you know this already. bottled water, shampoo, body lotion, perfume, i know that this bothers you. all banned from your carry-on luggage in the u.s. if you have more than 3.4 ounces of it. >> it does bother me. i don't like my things confiscated. >> you've got that big gallon one. >> the tsa is working to allow more liquids to make us happier. with new technology, heathrow airport taking a small step towards making this happen introducing a new scanner that can be detect suspicious substances. >> technology for you. could the u.s. be next in rene marsh is in d.c. with that. what do we know what they're doing in london? will it travel? >> just like flyers here in the
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u.s., those in the uk are only allowed a small amount of liquids angels in carry-on bags because of the threat of liquid explosives. this video shows the power and potential of a liquid explosive done for cnn at a new mexico lab. again, it just shows and it supports that the threat is real. that is where this new liquid scanning technology comes in. london's heathrow airport started installing new scanners just last week capable of scanning flyers, liquids. we know that the machine scans container in less than ten seconds and uses radio frequency and an ultrasonic technology that would alert security personnel if they find any suspicious substances. now, it was developed by an ohio-based company which says in addition to heathrow, aberdeen, glasgow international and
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southampton airports have purchased the technology. the company just announced today a couple of australian airports bought the scanners, as well. so starting in january, let's just say you bought duty free liquor at jfk and travelled to heathrow to connect to another flight. right dmou as it stands, you wouldn't be allowed to carry on the duty free liquor but with this new technology starting january, you would be allowed to connect without any problems with that duty free liquor. this is just one step towards the larger goal which is to lift the ban on all liquids no matter the size of the container by 2016 in europe. >> that sounds time consuming >> and very confusing. you would have to be kind of universal for it to work for most passengers? >> absolutely. it begs the question, will this all happen next in the u.s. i know that's the question that many people are asking. we reached out to the tsa. and they said by way of a
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statement that they're saying "developing technologies in cooperation with our eu and international participants that would ultimately allow the relaxation of limitations on the liquids." they're saying that that remains their long-term goal, as well. so they're opening the door, the tsa, to this sort of thing happening one day if the u.s. >> rene, thank you so much. cnn newsroom with wolf blitzer starts right now. >> see you tomorrow. right now, they're digging through the rubble in the philippines looking for victims of the deadly super typhoon. as many as 10,000 people could be dead, hundreds of thousands without shelter or food. right now, u.s. marines are in tacloban. their priority is to get to the airport there running 24 hours a day. that could make all the difference in the world to the relief efforts. and right now,